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hoary - white with age
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
enact - make (a bill) into law
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage